John Florence, host of KRCL’s “A Brand New Day” (weekdays 6-10am on KRCL 90.9FM), walks Andy through Sutherland’s, John’s favorite local hardware store. Andy picks up an Oklahoma accent, reveals the healing power of the “shath,” and the two explore the merits of the latest digital mousetrap.
Tim Duffy, comedian, writer guy for Comedy Central, takes Andy along on his daily commute from Staten Island into the city. It’s an everyday trip Tim’s been taking for years, but Andy still finds it exotic, which makes him feel a little like a hayseed. Also, on this Valentine’s episode, Andy gets into the thick of it re: what it means to be in love at 41 and how he’s worried he’ll have to start closing the kitchen cabinet doors when he’s finally living with someone for the first time. (Note: Staten Island Ferry is noisy so the audio isn’t perfect here.)
Preview of Andy’s new standup album. Roundup of where WtA has been the last few months and where it’s wandering next. This is a mini-episode clip show of: your refurbished host; the cinching of some bows on the past; and a sigh of hope for an amazing and stable new one. Highlights of a profound experience with Adrian Lambrinos, my ambassador to a sweat lodge ceremony which will air in its entirety soon.
A trip to Wal-Mart, a recent MS diagnosis, sobriety, dating in recovery, and a reconciliation with Lauryn Bunker. We spend a lot of time talking in my car, yelling and trading stories. Lauryn shouts at a man while driving past the strip club, and I yell about an amends gone awry with an ex-girlfriend that ended with the destruction of my old Volvo.